We just finished with Willie Randolph and the Mets are taking BP. David Wright hitting now. It’s early and the crowd is just getting here. The usual early-birds, of course. The ones seeking autographs by the dugouts.
This place will be buzzing in a couple of hours. After winning eight straight and nine of 10 on the road, the Mets are the talk of the town tonight. “The fans are excited about us and should be,” Randolph said. “The energy should be high.”
Among the pre-game talk: Cliff Floyd remains day-to-day, but Randolph said the DL is a possibility, but it is something they should have done a week ago. … Xavier Nady is playing rehab games at Class AAA Norfolk and could be here Monday or Tuesday. That means Lastings Milledge will be sent out. … Jose Valentin at second and Chris Woodward in left. … TV broadcaster Gary Cohen is back at work.